We initially booked one night at Morning Star, but after seeing the property, the spacious clean rooms, and getting such a warm welcome we immediately booked the remainder of our trip to stay here. We were in Sri Lanka for our honeymoon and the owners made the occasion really special, decorating our room with fresh flowers, balloons and even giving us some homemade cake. We loved everything about our stay here. The location - a short walk from the main beach, but just across the road from the turtle bay beach which is more unspoilt. The property extends really far back so it’s very peaceful where the rooms are and by the pool. The rooms- We stayed in one of the superior rooms, it was very spacious and spotlessly clean. The shower was the best we had during our time in Sri Lanka (powerful and lots of hot water if you wanted it). The rooms must have had good sound insulation as they were really quiet which made for a great nights sleep. The pool - The cleanest pool I have ever seen and obviously tended to on a regular basis by the owner. The pool area was a haven, overlooking tropical plants and trees, peacocks, and even monkeys. Breakfast - A huge fresh breakfast was available every morning, and the owners were very flexible about timings. We liked to surf early morning and had breakfast around 10am, but on our last morning due to a lunch time flight we were able to have breakfast at 0630, nothing seemed like too much trouble. Our breakfast usually consisted of fresh coffee, a big plate of tropical fruit, fresh yogurt and honey, fried eggs and toast (with homemade bread). The people - Morning Star is family run and while being very professional you are also made to feel at home and cared for. The family and staff (Sriyani) were some of the kindest most genuine people we have met and had a real talent for hospitality. We were always met with genuine smiles and warmth. If you want a clean, peaceful and relaxing place to stay Morning Star is for you. Thank you so much to the family and Sriyani for making our stay so special, we hope we can come back soon 😊…
Family owned hotel. Large rooms. Very clean. Beautiful swimming pool. 50 meters from the Turtle Beach. I stayed for two weeks. Very warm welcoming. The family helps with anything in need, including help with renting surf board, laundry, money exchange, transportation from/to airport. Breakfasts are huge and very tasty. Fruits, yugort, eggs, coffee pancakes and local tasty things. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Spent 2 nights here. In the heart on things and right across the rd from turtle beach where I swam with turtles. Bed was super comfy and room was ice cold and some nice restaurants locally too Gray brekkie too
Lovely staff, beautiful rooms and great food. Really close to the beach but it also has a beautiful pool if you fancy a day by the pool. The wife/mother of the guys that run the hotel cooks a delicious breakfast and the fruit platter is spectacular.
Great hotel! Convient room, good pool with hydromassage and sun lounges. There isn't a hair dryer and some mosquitos stuff, but bedrooms have special bed nets. Breakfast is great, especially fruit plate. 2 min to the ocean, where you can see turtles